While UNICEF described the humanitarian situation in Sudan as “catastrophic”, today (Tuesday) the Forces for Freedom and Change called on the Sudanese people to stage large-scale demonstrations to push the conflicting forces to negotiate and stop the war.
A spokesman for the Forces for Freedom and Change in Sudan said: The forces called on the Central Council, on Tuesday, for large-scale demonstrations in areas not affected by the conflict to push for negotiations and stop the war.
And he wrote on his Twitter account: The warring parties in Sudan are heading towards negotiation, but why the war in the first place if it will end in negotiation and negotiation was available? Yasser Arman said, “We must, in villages and cities that are not covered by the war, have a broad mass exit to push for negotiations and stop the war.”
At the same time, the UNICEF Regional Director of Information for the Middle East and North Africa, Ammar Ammar, announced today that many hospitals in Sudan are out of service, stressing that children are the most affected by the clashes.
He said in statements to Al-Arabiya TV: The humanitarian situation is catastrophic, indicating that UNICEF staff are working in safe areas in Sudan.
He pointed out that the offices and warehouses of some humanitarian organizations were looted, calling for a long humanitarian truce to ensure the delivery of aid.
The spokesman for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs at the United Nations, Jens Larke, said during a press conference in Geneva today: The battles taking place since mid-April have left more than 330,000 displaced persons and 100,000 refugees.